Two separate highway crashes have claimed the lives of a few people.
Two South Carolina teenage girls were killed in a car accident on Friday, the first of the two highway crashes.
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said the victims were Maliyah Claire Scott of Lexington and Alexis Nicole Evans of West Columbia. Both girls were 18 years old.
They were killed after another vehicle struck the one in which they were traveling.
Evans and Scott were traveling along West Dunbar Road and trying to go from Edmund Highway onto Old Dunbar Road when another car didn’t yield the right-of-way.
Fisher said Evans was not wearing a seatbelt and she died at the scene. Scott was wearing a seatbelt. She was taken to hospital but she subsequently died as a result of her injuries.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is looking into the crash.
Meanwhile, officials in Sumter County say an elderly man died after his golf cart was struck by a car.
Coroner Robbie Baker said 74-year-old Frank Sanders died at the scene.
The crash happened after 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of North Kings Highway and Racoon Road.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and other agencies responded to the crash. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at MUSC in Charleston and both highway patrol and the coroner’s office will continue their investigations.
At least 686 people have died in vehicular accidents in South Carolina for the year so far.
If you lost a loved one or you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact a car accident attorney in South Carolina for advice as to whether you have a case.